Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer among men ages 15-35.
Caught early, testicular cancer has a cure rate of 99%, usually just with removal of the affected testicle. The good news is even if the cancer has spread the cure rate is still quite good but will entail radiation and chemotherapy. The bad news is each year 360 men will die in the United States from testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer is among the fastest moving cancers so early detection makes a real difference. The best way to catch it is with a monthly self-examination while showering. If you notice something, check with your doctor right away. Studies have shown that men wait two months – critical time.
Self-examination is easy and takes about 45 seconds once a month. For a free shower card, go to SingleJingles.org. There are also tips for parents who don’t know how to start an awkward conversation.
Man up and check ‘em.